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18.8: Data Dive- Global Renewable Energy Generation

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    Our World in Data (OWID) is a scientific online publication that focuses on using research and data to help tackle global concerns such as poverty, disease, hunger, climate change, war, and inequitable treatment of our world’s most vulnerable and unstable communities. Their website is particularly known for publishing a variety of graphs, some even interactive, to present the research that helps explain causes and consequences of global concerns to the public. One example graph, seen below, illustrates renewable energy generation:

    Global renewable energy generation
    Figure \(\PageIndex{a}\): Global renewable energy generation. Graph by Our World in Data (CC-BY).


    1. What renewable energy source has had the most consistent use globally?
    2. Based on what you have learned in the chapter, what sources do you think are in the “other” category? Don’t peek on the website!
    3. Describe the pattern you see for the “other” category for 1965 to 2019.
    4. Moving into the future, which renewable energy source do you think will grow the most in the next 50 years? Why?


    Raw Data For Above Graph(s)

    Raw data table link for Our World In Data graph above. (CC-BY)



    Rachel Schleiger (CC-BY-NC)

    This page titled 18.8: Data Dive- Global Renewable Energy Generation is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Melissa Ha and Rachel Schleiger (ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative) .

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